Ships dock at Zhoushan Port. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]
Zhoushan Port has been included in the national edition of 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), meaning that Zhoushan Port will further its opening up efforts.
"The national plan recognizes Zhoushan Port as a demonstration project of key water ports and supports its construction into a river-sea combined pivot," said a staff member from the Zhoushan municipal bureau of shipping and ports.
Zhoushan, along with Shanghai, Ningbo, and Lianyungang, have also been included in the list of main ports serving the economic and social development of the Yangtze River Delta, as well as areas along the Yangtze River.
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20), Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Co Ltd and other companies in Zhoushan have been allowed to trade with other countries. As a result, Zhoushan Port was among the leading ports in China in terms of importing oil, iron ore, and soybeans.
Over the next five years, Zhoushan Port will pursue digital reform, as well as improve its comprehensive services and regulations to become the most efficient port in China in terms of customs clearance of international ships.